Craven County Hospice

"Your Home Town Hospice For Over 35 Years"

Celebrating More Than 35 years Caring for Craven, Jones, Carteret, Lenoir and Pamlico Counties





A Message from the Director of Craven County Hospice

Thank you so much for your support of Craven County Hospice. For over 35 years, we have been your home health care partner, providing quality end of life care to the residents of Craven and adjoining counties long before Hospice became a national industry. Our mission has always been the same: To provide the very best care to anyone facing a "life limiting illness or condition," to provide pain and symptom management for the patient, and help to the family which enables them to keep their loved one in their home. We plan to be a part of the health care landscape for many years to come. Thank you in advance for your continued support as we move toward the future of end of life care here in the New Bern and Craven County area. When your Physician determines that Hospice is the best course of treatment for your illness or condition, we cannot change the outcome but we can change the experience. There might not be a "magic" or even "supernatural" (depending on your belief system) cure or healing, but we are here, to provide your family an extra support mechanism so you or your loved one may live their last days in the one place most people prefer to spend their last days: Their Home. When it is time, REMEMBER: Ask for us by name, Craven County Hospice, Your Not-for-Profit Health Care Partner. We are here to comfort, guide and support.  

CMS has just updated the Hospice Quality Rating information. If you would like to see how we are doing in terms of "quality care," go to the Hospice Compare Website:

https://www.medicare.gov/hospicecompare/

You can search by zip code (28560) and compare Hospice providers. You will find our Hospice statistically scores higher than the other hospices in our service area. The two key differences are in the question: "Rate the Quality of the Hospice Care You Received," and "Would you recommend this Hospice to your friends and family."  If you search the site and have questions, please don't hesitate to give me a call.  

"You Matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die..."    These are the words of Dame Cecily Saunders who is credited with being the Founder of the Present Day Hospice Care Movement. Her words summarize the mission of Craven County Hospice.  

Here's to making Every Moment Count!  

Thomas Smith, Craven County Hospice Director

Note: Craven County Hospice complies with all Federal Civil Rights laws and does not discriminate or treat anyone differently based on their race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and provides free aids and services to anyone with disabilities to communicate effectively such as qualified sign language interpreters, written information in other formats when needed and free language services to people whose primary language is not English.

For a full statement of non-discrimination, please click on the first link below. For a translation of the non-discrimination summary statement in the top 15 languages in NC, please click on the second link.  

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Non-Discrimination Statement Translated in Top 15 Languages in North Carolina